Covid-19 E-Verify and I-9 Forms

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Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a lot of flexibility regarding the use of identification documents during the Covid-19 crisis. E-Verify has allowed flexibility as well.  These are all good changes that allow you to hire people who may have expired identification documents while governmental departments such as the Social Security Offices, Drivers License Bureaus and other agencies were closed. But what are the rights and responsibilities of organizations when these agencies re-open?   

Why should you attend? 

It’s complicated. This webinar will shed light on those rights, responsibilities and new deadlines you have to meet. 

The I-9 Form is often described as the most complicated 2-page form ever created. What makes an I-9 inspection especially maddening is it does not matter if all your employees are authorized to work in the USA. What matters most to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is whether the I-9 form is filled out correctly with the right documents at the right time by the right people.

In addition to increasing the number of inspections, ICE has also increased the fines for incorrect I-9 forms. The fines can range from $224 to $2,236 for each incorrect I-9 form depending on the percentage that are incorrect, and the number of times ICE has audited your I-9 forms.  There can also be criminal charges filed against violators.

Recent I-9 Penalties issues by ICE:

Buffalo Transportation Company - $109,000 for not completing Section 2

Asplundh - $95 Million

Panda Express - $600,000

Florida Pizza Delivery Company, Pizzerias, LLC - $140,000 


Don’t become a bad statistic. Attend this webinar and attain some peace of mind. 

Description of the topic:

Take the confusion out of the form. Compliance is actually pretty easy, but the I-9 form looks complicated, so we make it complicated.

The presenter has conducted hundreds of I-9 audits. The number of companies that were in compliance is a big fat ZERO.  

The first thing to know is the importance of understanding the regulations for completing and maintaining I-9 forms. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the agency responsible for conducting I-9 audits, so it is also important to know the requirements for completing the form and the timeliness required for completion. Did you know that using 6/2/20 on an I-9 form is a violation and subject to a fine? What is the best way to keep the form? How do I follow up with temporary work authorizations?  Do I have to redo an I-9 after a drivers license expires? What is between E-Verify and I-9 record keeping requirements? What are the Fines and penalties for non-compliance. How do we conducting our own I-9 Audit and fix I-9 forms?

Areas Covered in the Session:

Using the correct form

Changes put in Place During Covid-

Penalties for not completing I-9’s Correctly or in a Timely Manner

Determining if you want to use the “Smart” electronic I-9 or continue using pen and paper.

Completing I-9’s for Remote Employees

Understanding I-9 Retention Requirements

Conducting an Internal Audit

Attaining Peace of Mind

Next Steps

Who will benefit: (Titles)

Human Resources Professionals

Employees required to sign up or the onboarding of new employees 

Payroll administrators

Individuals responsible for maintaining personnel files


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Speaker: Bob Mckenzie,

Bob McKenzie has over 35 years of human resources management experience. His background includes a wide range of hands-on HR practices in a variety of industries and all areas of human resource management. He started McKenzieHR, a human resources management firm in Jacksonville, Florida in 2002. Bob has been cited in a number of Human Resources trade publications. Among them are, HR Magazine, HR Florida Review, The Jacksonville Business Journal,, BNA and the Institute of Management and Administration. He has been a speaker at a number of conferences as well as national audio and web-based seminars. He has been the keynote speaker and a guest speaker at a number of conferences and business meetings. One of his major talents is teaching HR professionals about their field. He has been facilitating a class for 12 year preparing Human Resources professionals to take and pass the HR certification exam. He is proud to say that has an 80% pass rate for first time test takers, well above the national average of 52%. Bob is a graduate of Rider University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree and double majored in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior. He is actively involved in the Small Business Resource Network and has served on the Board of Directors of a number of non-profit organizations.

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